Indian Coast Guard (ICG) has saved lives of 11 fishermen whose boat underwent an engine failure and was stuck in the Bay of Bengal near Sagar Island. ICG Kolkata headquarters said that due to sudden weather changes causing a swell in the seas, it began warning fishermen against venturing out to the seas.
During this, the ICG ships at sea received information about a stranded fishing boat stuck at 35 nautical miles south of Sagar Island with 11 crew onboard. The boat was reported to have an engine failure and was adrift in the area. Realising the emergency, Coast Guard immediately launched a multifarious swift rescue operation. Coast Guard Dornier aircraft undertaking surveillance in the area was immediately diverted to locate the boat.